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Ballad of a Soldier

Aloysha is a frightened young soldier fighting the Germans when, more by good luck than good management, he disables two enemy tanks. As a reward he is given a six-day pass home to see his mother. En route he meets Shura, and they strike up a friendship in this beautifully apolitical and touching war film that won Best Foreign Film at the BAFTAs and the Golden Globes, and was nominated for a Best Screenplay Oscar, all at the height of the Cold War.

Year: 1959
Genre: Drama Romance, Foreign Language Films, War and Anti-War Films, Russian Cinema, 2007
Country: Russia
Director: Grigori Chukhrai
Starring: Vladimir Ivashov, Zhanna Prokhorenko, Antonina Maksimova
Duration: 89 Minutes
Rating: PG
Subtitles: Yes
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Location in store: War

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